Monday, January 23, 2012

Book Review - Meb Keflezighi's "Run to Overcome"

"Run to Overome"
by Meb Keflezighi (with Dick Patrick)
Tyndale House Publisher's
$12.59 in the Amazon Kindle Store
$24.99 Hardcover

Part of being a runner is being interested in runners who have achieved "elite" status and have made a splash on the world stage. If you've ever known a good runner, you'll know that not all runners are "lungs on legs" and some are actually quite eccentric. Steve Prefontaine once claimed that he "had to" run at least ten miles a day or he would gain ten pounds. He claimed it was because he ate so much pizza and drank so much beer. Allegedly, one day, on a dare, he didn't run. And had gained ten pounds by the next morning. Allegedly. Of course, "Pre" is a pretty extreme example. And although the way he raced was inspiring, his life outside of running was less than so, at least for me. This is not the case with Meb Keflezighi.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Why I Hate (and Love) My Treadmill

Now you can have access to cruel and unusual punishment -
IN YOUR OWN HOME!
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Tuesday night. Rough day at work. Get home completely exhausted. As I walk in the door from the garage, it hits me. Tempo workout Tuesday. Add in a few inches of snow during the course of the day (and no access from my neighborhood to any other running routes because of it), and that tempo workout will be done...duh duh duuuuuuuhhhh! ON THE TREADMILL! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

2012 - End of Time (as we know it)

This theory is so ridiculous I can't even come up with
a clever caption for the picture
In the Mayan Long Count Calendar, 2012 is where the Mayans stopped counting. They had been tracking the march of time from the beginning of their creation myth up to 2012. For some, this has been taken as a sign of the apocalypse. End times. Time to prepare for the imminent end of humanity. For survivalists and the retail outlets that support them, 2012 will prove to be a cash cow, if only time would continue on so they could spend it! One of my favorite theories is that Planet X, or Nibiru, is on its way to crush us. According to those that believe it, Planet X is a rogue planet on a crash course for Earth.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Brooks Green Silence Review

Despite the strange, colorful name, the Brooks Green Silence is setup in a unique way for most racing flats. Overall, it is good shoe and I've enjoyed running in it. The toebox has plenty of room, and the shoe is ultra-light, weighing in under 7 oz (advertised weight). But it isn't for everyone.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Back for 2012!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

After two weeks off, Run Roosh Run is back for 2012. With the original intention of taking only one week off for Christmas, the flu bug bit me hard (thank you nameless co-workers who didn't stay home!) and put me out of commission last week. So I haven't even run since last Tuesday. That being said, that run went phenomenal and I can't wait to get back on the roads and trails. In cased you missed my last post (Getting My Stride Back), I have big plans for 2012.